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VOL. XVII, NO. 11.
WATERBURY, CONN", FRIDAY, JANUARY 22, 190. PRICE TWO CENTS. WORE OF AttacKed . Japanese Railway Meii, c" - -"--" Japan Says Such WorK Must Stop Dowager , Em , press Determined to Fight for Rights at Manchuria. ? - t Loudon, Jan 22.-r-A special dispatch from Seoul, Korea, dated to-day, says Japanese rail-way men have been at tacked by Koreans f t several points along the Seoul-Fjisau railway, and that the Korean authorities have been notified that unless they prevent a re currence of tnese disorders necessary measures to ao so win De, iaKen uy, Japanese troops. ' The dowager , empress of Ob In a. is ! thoroughly alive to the peril threaten-' ; tDp China as a result of the Russo Japanese crisis and has, according to the Globe's Shanghai , correspondent determined a-t'all costs to fight for the freedom of Manchuria f rom ' foreign control. , Conferences between the dowager and tthe leading statesmen, it fa n rid Art. hav eonvlnee.l her 'that any oxaer poucy wouia oe lantamouui 1 to dynastic suicide, as the dishonor f the ancestral tombs, Implied by for eign domination, would be unpardon able In the. eyes of the Chinese and unless a vigorous effort Is made to re assert sManchu authority the Talpings : And Kolashu will attempt, to restore the Ming dynasty, with the result of the complete destruction of China. The correspondent adds that the dowager has been Informed that some of the foreign powers are waiting to give' thV Manchus a final opportunity of .rehabilitating themselves even to the extent of aiding them by force, if necessary, provided the Manclm gov- ernment Is sincerely favorable to re form. . The , Russian minister at Pe king the correspondent continues has learried . the result of, these ; confer ences and Is convinced that in the event of war China will '. be f oi-ced to ' participate, with the result ' that the whole world will practically become Involved. ' ' , "In the meanwhile." the "dispatch , eoiicludes'Ja'pantno'ugh;''. ostensibly imgaged "with its , own , quarrel, is really the spokesman of the whole irrono of powers devoted to the policy of anti-partition and who have virtu ally agreed together to defend China." -4 STARIN REMAWEDr? Afraid to Venture From Dock at New Haven in Storm. New Haven, Jan.--On account of thick 1 weather, the . steamer John , II. Starin,, which was to ihave . left hero this morning for New York, remained . ac Her dock, and It was announced that she i would not leave until the condi tions Improved The rent in the steam er's bow which, , made It necessary to run her on the mud flats in Bridgeport harbor; has been patched temporarily with canvas and she will make the trip to New York under, her , own steam, but on account of the : great j quantity of Ice in the Sound it is con sidered unsafe to start until the weath er clears.. ' .'. ', r . Actor Shot Himself. Ccumbus, O"., Jan,, 22. Ned How ard Fowler, an actor, ghot and killed himself to-day in the presence of his . wife, Laura Nelson, Hall, . whom he married since they came here with the stock organisation, and Dr Starling Wilcox,' who bad been called to attend him.'- Nervousness is assigned as the cause, dua. to overwork. - . HAAD t f v "V-"; '. Court Welch To-Night! Court Welch, of .WatervHle, will be the entertaining court at the F of A fair in OJty Hall to-night, and of " worse all glrla from the ' ville will come along also and lend color to the affair. As usual the four flying Banvards are attracting ,big crowds. Be $ure and attend to-night because yon may be late .to-morrow night and cannot get in. Dancing will be- . gin at 8 o'clock. To-night the, Ban vards will appear at 10 o'clock. . ' In the Tower. The second act in the performance in which the board of safety and Offi cers Allen and Smith are the princi pals 'will . take, place this afternoon in the tower I of the Leavenworth street engine house at 4 o'clock. The offi cers and their witnesses will then tell their . story, giving evidence why the officers should not be retired from the active police force. Before the board of safety is through with the police department this tower "will be as fam ous as the Tower of London. NO FEAR OF A STRIKE. Torrington, Jan 22. A prominent official of the Turner & Seymour Man ufacturing Co announced to-day that there was no probability of a strike among the moulders of the company. Three of the members of the national organization were in town, but at the meeting yesterday none of the mould trs showed a disposition to quit work. " ' CLEANING TUB WALKS. A good deal of hard work is being put in to-day cleaning sidewalks and if it Is kept up all the walks will need when it stops raining to render them Just right for public use is a sprinkling of sand or ashes. People . should step cautiously over thein un til this has been done. I f pot, they may have to call in the family physi cian. ...,'...., . ICE HAS STARTED People in Pittsburg Warn ed to LooK Out for Rush of Water. Pittsburg, Jan 22. Forecaster Ridge way has received a telegram stating that; tlio ico gorge at Preeport, forty miles north of -this city, on the Alle gheny river, started with a rush, early this morning. The police department has patrols' out warning the residents and business houses In the threatened district. ' , The ice gorge at 'Sprlngdale, sixteen miles nrih of this city, on the Alle. gheny river, began to move at 7:43 this morning. The start of the ice caused a great deal .of excitement and apprehension. Squire J. R. Hommel wrighi; said it was the greatest mass of ice he had seen there in the forty years of his residence In Sprlngdale. FJ atboats along , the river side were caught and crushed. " So far.no damage has been done to the Sprlngdale dam and it was thought by experienced observers ' that ' the water was too high for any to be wrought.;," V:; "'...'':'. ' v;v;' v ' Reports received by the weather bu reau up to 10 o'clock . indicate a gen eral break-up in the rivers. The ice gorges are letting go at different points and the water is rising at the head of both rivers. The weather is mild and rain-is reported from ; all sections of western Pennsylvania. ' ' All conditions favor a great flood, but It will probably be late this after noc i before any definite report on the stage of the water can be made. At this point the rjlvers are rising at the rate of nearly a foot an hour, with the Allegheny marks registering twelve feet. A Oreensboro, Pa, dispatch states that the ice broke In the Cheat river about 8 :S0 , a. m., and is coming out with thirty feet of water back of it. The ice, is running over dam 7 on the Monongahela river. - ; QUEEN VICTORIA. The Third Anniversary of Her. Death Appropriately Observed. . London, Jan 22. The third anni versary of the death of Queen Vic toria was observed to-day. There was the usual memorial service at Frogmore, which was" attended by King Edward, Queen ( Alexandra, the Prince and Princess of Wales, the Duke and Duchess of Connaught, and other members of the royal family. The archbishop of k ' Canterbury, the Most Rev Randall Davidson, offlciat- ei. . ; The anniversary of the king's acces sion to the thron, was marked by the customary salutes at the naval and railltao' , stations and the dressing of the, warships, ' , . ' ; . . ' (!Mterl, Miles Tor FrIdent. CHICAGO, Jan. 22. The Post says that the Iroquois club, to which promi nent Chicago Democrats belong, Is pre paring to'boom General Nelson A. Miles as the man to nominate . for president on the Democratic ticket this year. A committee of the club , has 4 been au thorized to arrange for a banquet soon, at which General Miles will make the pj-incipa 1 address and be . hailed as a bona fide candidate for the presidency. General Miles has been invited to , at tend and has accepted. The date of the banquet has not been fixed, but it .will be in the near future.! The Iroquois club is , one of the leading Democratic organizations of the west. , Blgr Fire SoorcHed Darraon. - VANCOUVER, B,' C, Jan. 22.-A special from Dawson says: "A fire in Dawson has caused great consterna tion. The thermometer was 85 degrees below zero, and water was thrown n the fire with difficulty. The firemen's clothes were covered with ice. After two hours' work the five was controll ed. The loss was $105,000. The Ladue company, in whose warm storage1 quar ter the fire started, lost $75,000, and the Ames company lost $30,000." !.. ' MeadvlUe Flooded. ' MBADVILLB, Pa., Jan. 22. The lower business section and much of the residence section of Meadville is inun dated. The trouble comes from Mill run and follows a" thaw and light rain of twenty-f onr hours. The run passes under several business blocks and streets and has become completely flogged ' with ice, forcing the water over the banks. A torrent is sweeping through several stores 6n Front street, and cellars are flooded. Fifty-Bix Chinamen Deported. PROVIDENCE, R. I., Jan. 22. On board the Baltimore bound steamer Dorchester when she sailed were fifty six Chinamen from Boston and Buffa lo listed 'for transportation to their na tive country. They are in charge of lnlted States Marshal Bennett of Au burn, N. Y., and have been convicted of being illegally in this country. Monument Bills In trod need. WASHINGTON, Jan. 22.-Represent-atlve Spalding of North Dakota intro duced bills in congress appropriating $100,000 each for monuments to Wil liam McKinley and Alexander Hamil ton In the District of Columbia. Had (he Good on XII in. SOUTH NORWALK, Conn., Jan. 22. Harry Landon, who says his home is in Philadelphia, has been arrested here and locked up on a charge of having in his possession and passing counterfeit half dollars. When arrested eight of the imitation coins were found in his possession."' '.- Xantnclcefai Third Siege. ; NANTUCKET, Mafis., Jan. 22. The! inhabitants of this island have' settled down for the third ice siege of the win ter, v The harbor is Impregnable, and the sound for miles ia filled with float ing ice. Provisions are plentiful, but the grain supply has been exhausted. OMK 'OF -TORMADO. Towns in Alabama Wiped Out. Places Were Swept At Two 0'clocK This Morniiig--The Three Hundred Inhabitants Are Prob ably Dead. Birmingham, Alal Jan 22. It is feared the entire population of the town of Monndvilfe, in Tuscaloosa county, has been annihilated in a tor nado which swept that part of the state at 2 o'clock, this morning. Of ficials of the Alabama Great Southern railroad have received a message by way of Selma from the conductor of a north bound passenger train dated at Akron saying that when his train reached : Mound vilie , shortly before 3 o'clock this morning he was unable to pass on account of the wreckage on the track. He says the entire north end of the town of Moundville was wrecked! by the jornado and that prac tically the entire population of the place was killed. - ; x Moundville is a town of about 300 people on the lIno between Hale and Tuscaloosa counties. It is 70 miles southwest of. here and about 15 miles south of Tuscaloosa. Every wire to the place is down as the result of the storm, but a wrecking train with .line, men on board has gone from here to repair the damage. The railway of ficials here think the conductor's story is overdrawn.' Five houses in North Birmingham were destroyed. v Birmingham. Ala. Jan 22. A tor nado struck the suburban , town of North Birmingham to-day and demol ished or damaged 'thirty-six chouses, most of which were negro cabins. A number of "industrial plants were slightly damaged by having the stacks b'own down. . There were a number of narrow 'escapes, but so far as is known no one "was killed In this vicinity. , A negro, section hand, wl. arrived from , Moundville says that that place is t tsily destroyed: and that many people were killed and Injured. The negro says he saw the bodies of !peo. pie in many places, " He also reported that the country for several miles was completely devastated. Every doctor in Tuscaloosa has gone' to the scene. Reports l j telephone say that the death , list so , far has . reached thirty. Among the killed were A. II. Warren pf, Montgomefy, Ala, a traveling sales man named Robert Power s,an unknown boy, the night telegraph operator at Mourdville and the man in charge of the water tank. . CAME IN AS FREIGHT. James O'Reilly Told Interesting Story to Board of Charties. A man' who gave his - name as James O'Reilly was, a caller at the office of .the board of charities yester day afternoon and if half of what he told Mr Atwood .be true his career as soldier, miner and scout would make quite an interesting book. He was born in , Willimantic sixty-five years ago, but removed to New; Hav en with his family, when he was a "shaver' In '62 he enlisted in Com pany E. Fifteenth , Connecticut Vols, Capt White, and served until ' the close of the war, when he Avns mus tered out and went west. He drift ed into Denver Col; and from there to Blackhawk,- a mining district . in that state, where with his wife he lived for about twelve years. At one time he was worth considerable money, but things got going to' the dogs In that town and his. money as well as that of others, disappeared and finally, it became a dead town so that at the present in:e there are over two hundred idle tenement houses in the place, f eight feet of water in the old bob' tail mines and not a , wheel vturning in the smelting nor a pane of glass In the windows. The mines gave out and there was nothing else there. His 1 wife and child died some time ago and after several unsuccessful efforts to , dis pose of his property he left when his funds got down to the price of his car fare east and he landed in Water bury with fifty-five cents in his pock et. IIo wanted his fare to New Lon don Avhcre he claimed to have rela tives . . - . . ' . "What brought you to Waterbury?" inquired Mr Atwood. "To be candid with you,' 'answered Mr O'Reilly, "for you look like an old vet yourself, I struck a freight at Fishkili Landing and couldn't get off until it came to Waterbury.' Mr Atwood a ctel os If he was a lit tle suspicious of him and the strang er was sharp enough to see this and started in to give some reminiscences of his escapades in the war and rat tled off the names of battle grounds and the officers, federal and confed cdate, that crossed swords upon them with the same ease that a bright school boy recites the multiplication table and wound up by asking if a man who had fought for his country was going to be turned down by the authorities of Waterbury? He was told to cnll and see Mr Robbins, ort Center street, a G. A. R. man, and tell him his story and that if he could establish the fact that he was an old soldier he would not havo to beg in Connecticut. . In looking over the records no such name appears in Captain 'White's conipany, so that if the old fellow was honest in his representations he must have been mistaken on this point. , . , Get your job printing done at the Democrat office. New type and up-to-date ideas pi'evail at this ; modern printing plant ...... RADIUM IN ORES. Utah Has Furnished Pro V fessors Something to TalK About. New York, Jan. 22. Announce ment recently at a meeting of the Technology club that , radium had been extracted , from American ores has brought from Prof Alexander II. Phillips, of Princeton university, who conducted the experiments, the state ment this latest discovery by scient ists will ; soon be so plentifully pro duced in , the United States as to bo within easy reach of all branches of science. ' The qre used in the exper iment came from Utah. ' "The specimen was between twenty-five . and fifty pounds in . weight," said Prof Phillips, "it was not the pitchblende used by the. Curies Jn the manufacture of the French radium. It was Carnotite,' an ore of a canary color, containing as I found after ex perimenting with it, oxide or Uran ium and vanadium combined with other oxides that produces radium. " "In extracting the radium I used the Cun-ie method, which I took from their paper,: and I claim no credit." "As a result of this first extraction of American radium arrangements have been " made by , certain persons in Buffalo, who own several mines of Carnotite, to manufacture radio active agents on a large scale; and. in njr opinion, it will soon be so plenti ful that it will easl?y ; be within 1 the reach of all branches , of science. The incicaed production ,will hat:irally decrease its -cost and there, " need be no fear of exhausting the American source ; of supply, for I am informfd it 1 practically linvfess. "There isn't' the slightest doubt but American radium can. bo. made .as strong as the Currie product and equally available for all scientific purposes." ' . DEATHS AND FUNERALS. PATRICK SHEA. Patrick Shea, for the past twenty five years an employe of the stamping department at the Steele & Johnson Manufacturing Co's plant, died this morning at his home, 84 Hickory street, ne is (survived by three sons and two daughters. John, .William, James and the Misses Katie" and Nel lie Shea; also a brother, Thomas Shea", two sisters. Mrs Mary Carroll and , Mrs i Paul McAlenney.' Mr Shea was ; a model citiacen and . will ' be missed in the factory .where he was an agreeable shopmate, and at his homo where he was an Ideal , father 'j and most desirable neighbor. ' He was a home man In the fullest senseof the term arid, when not at his bench in the shop or : otherwise engaged in at tening toh'iB'',gaiTs he contdaIWays be found in the companionship of, his children. His wife died some years ago and those who were cjose to him claim that the world never seemed the same to him since. : Mr - Shea was' a member of Connecticut lodge, A; O. U. AY. ' ' ; . ' 1 ; Hazel May, the three months' old child of Patrick J. .Boyce, of 15 Green street, died . this morning. The little one's mother died about a week ago. Charles, the one year old son of Mr and Mrs Charles " Ziburais,' of 35 West Porter street, ; died last night. The funeral 'will take place to-moc-row afternoon with interment in Cal vary cemetery. , v James, the one-year-old son of Mr and Mrs Thomas Walsh of 8 Sunny side avenue, died this morning. The .funeral, will be held to-morrow after noon at 2 o'clock with interment in Calvary cemeter3r. . ANOTHER WHIST CLUB.. About-' twenty members of , the St Mary's Alumni association met last night in the Mulcahy MemQrial build ing and organize the Gold and Blue Whist club. John Ha.Aiden was elect ed president and Miss Julia ' Larkin was elected secretary and treasurer. The club will meet every Thursday night. On last Monday , night the True Blue club was organized. After organization was effected whist was played. The first prize,; a gold stick pin, was won by J. J. Ryan. The con solation prizes were won by W. Spain and Miss Mamie . Kelly. The True Blue! club will meet t every Tuesday night. -.'' v ::: '.'. 'ft- ",: '";' BASKETBALL TO-NIGHT. Th0 Sterling basketball team Avill go to Middletown to-night, where Ihey will play the Middletown Y. M. C. A. team "for the championship of the state. This is the annual game be tween these teams. For several years past the teams havo. been evenly matched and the games have been closely contested. Last year the Middletown team won. The Sterlingsi expect to have sweet vengeance for iliat defeat to-night. The local team will consist of the following players: Johnson, Candee. J. Curtis, forwards; A. Cook, center: W. Curtis and Selby, guards. ., " '"'''' ' .' '',"- MAYOR ELTON GONE SOUTH. Mayor Elton has gone on a ten days' trip south. This sends Chairman Blakesb'e of the board of aldermen to the front as acting mayor until his honor-returns from "Dixie land."- Be fore leaving New York Mayor Elton was tendered a reception at the Union League club. . Tale Man Choien Faitor, ITHACA, N. Y., Jan. 22.-Rev. Ed ward A. George of Willimantic, Conn., has ' been chosen pastor of the First Presbyterian church of Ithaca. He is a graduate of Yale university and Yale Divinity school. - WEATHER FORECAST Forecast for Connecticut: ; Rain in south, rain or suow Ju north portion to-uight; Saturday rain or snow, fol lowed by fair wreather to-night in north portion; Saturday colder In south, and west portions; high east, to south winds.- , , - ' " BRYAN AND GEN. BECK What They Thinh About Unions. Former Says There is Great- er Danger From Cor porations That Defy the Law- What BecK Says ; About Unions. ; New York,: Jan 22. An attack on labor unions made by ' former Assist ant Attorney General James M. Beck of Philadelphia, waa the cause for the remarks made by W. J. Bryan in de parting from the text of his ' speech at the Holland , society dinner just held here. Mr Bryan declared there is greater danger from 'corporations which defy the law" than from labor unions. . ' '-i Mr ; Beckln the course of bis speech, said: , "If I do not misread history, the prosperity of the Dutch people was founded : upon a principle which is vi tally essential to the progress and hap piness of any people, and Jbat is the inalienable right of every man to work for whom he pleases and , at what wages he pleases, and to freely enjoy the fruits of his toil. This principle Is in some need of vindication in this country and at this hour. ' Man was brought into the world to work. , It is not only his burden; it is his right, and any form of social tyranny which contravenes this right is Infinitely mis chievous. V a ',l V :': aI i,.;v:5 y. : iy "In vain arA written J constitutions, with their, paper guarantee of life, lib erty , and pursuit of happiness, if the right of tbe humblest citizen to earn his bread in the sweat of his brow is thus denied. Such right is in no re spect , inconsistent with the right of labor to organize. ; ; -v ;' "The tyranny of the boycott in- its attempt to club the free labor of our land'' into1 slavish submission to a labor oligarchy has been strongly illustrat ed within' a few months in the city of Chicago, where its people were not even , given permission ,to bury their dead. "To-day we are told bnemlnent au thority that a struggle Is on between the V 'plain people , and organized wealth.' I venture to assert that this line of cleavage between the classes Is as .mischievous as it is lack ing in justification. : : No greater in jury can be done to; the pride of the American people , than ; to throw the firebrand of class hatred into ; their midst." , ( . ' , CITY There will be a special meeting of the K of C fair committee Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock. American band prom at auditorium to-morrow .evening.' Continuous music, two bands, dancing at 8:15. ' i There will he an important meeting of .the Sacred Heart drum corps on Sunday afternoon at 2:30. The members of the St Mary's A lumni association will enjoy a special evening in the .Mulcahy Memorial building ;to-night. v : , . Thomas Martoue, real estate ' agent, has sold the three-family house of Eva Markert,. at 02 South Leonard street, to Matthew and Louis Bovlno, . , Rev James E. Derwin, well known in Waterbnry, will take up his labors in New Britain this week. He has late ly been assitlng in Middletown and Moosup.'; v v !... , f A month's mind mass of requiem for the repose of the soul of the late Miss Margaret, Hayes will be celebrat 'ed at the Immaculate Conception church to-morrow morning at 8 o'clock. '' r-:J::J... The case of Lewis R- Reed against A. O. Griswold for $40.50 was heard bv Judge Peasley in the city court this afternoon. Reed sues to recover for buPding a tone wall and. other similar services. '. .; ',': ,.-''' '; ; ' Y"eaterda,y Lillian Helen, the 3-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs W. G. Barker of Field street, set fire to her clothing with a match and narrowly escaped being burned to. death. Dr Poore dressed her injuries. St Thomas's church fair will open In City hall on Friday evening, January 20. There will be five door prizes given . away every evening. On the opening night there will be' a concert and grand promenade with music, by the Military band. There will be a lecture and, sacred concert at St Patrick's church on Thursday evening. March 17, ;St Pat rick's day. The lecturer will be the Rev Thomas S. Duggan, editor of the Catholic Transcript, and a speaker of recognized ability. ' 5 Subscribers to the Democrat who are receiving the Woman's Home Com panion as a premium should pay be fore the 20th of each month, in order to get the magazine regularly. This, of course, refers to those subscribers who pay monthly. ; All those desiring a good time should attend the old fashioned dance at ; Hamilton hall, Mill Plain, this evening. The committee has everything in readiness and all .who attend will be given a warm Wel come and made to feel right at home. The Democrat has ,: a number of bound books by the best authors which are being given to patrons of the penny-a-word column. The books are gotten up. nicely, bound in cloth, and are worth more than the amount asked for a tln'ee-day ad. Among the list at present on hand can be found snch stories as "Scarlet Letter." "Beside the Bonnie Briar Bush," "Vi car of Wakefield," "East Lynne," "Sweet: Lavender." "Ivanhoe,'? "Arab ian Nights' and Goldsmith's poems. Did you ever read the "Spoopendyke Tapers?" We jhave that also, .the funniest tiling oat. BONIER MUST DIE Sentence Passed To-Day-He Will be Electrocuted Last of February. Buffalo, N.'Y., Jan 22. Charles Bon ier, 75 years old, the murderer of Franz and Johanna Frehr, was to-day sentenced to be electrocuted In the week beginning February 20. Attorney Philip V. Fennelly made a formal motion for a new trial, but it was denied. That was the one chance for Bonier and when the denial came from Justice Lambert the murderer never wavered. POLICEMEN'S POSITIONS. Some ThinK . Men Are Held Up to Ridicule-Defects Magnified. a citizen whose name is- more prominent on the grand list than in politics or public matters, though he keeps a close watch on the latter, par tlcularly when upheavals are immin ent, spoke as follows to a Democrat reporter, this morning. It may ' be said that he is only one of a great many who have similarly; expressed themselves: . , . . , ;"I consider the examination by the board of public safety of certain po licemen very detrimental to the police department , and against the , best in terest of the taxpayers : and the city, A policeman, as a rule, has quite a number of enemies because - he 'puts forth all his energies to maintain the law. But when his superior officers subject him ."to an examination such as has appeared In the public press it holds a policeman up to public ridi cule and their defects are magnified "and bye-words made of their ; afflic tions by the very persons who should have a wholesome fear of ani a re spect for the police force. ' 1 ' ; "The board Qf public safety have no right to hold such, inquiries and sub ject1 policemen to be sworn without permitting them .to be represented by counsel. " . . , 1 . "How would Mr Beach, the inqnls- itorf of the board, like to be brought Into the superior court and placed, on trial without being ( represented by counsel, and compelled to v answer questions with an object of removing him from a position of trust without an opportunity of being properly rep resented : by a xmrjetent advisor? Proceedings of this : character ( were inaugurated in New York city by the administration of Mayor Strong and policemen ; were placed, on trial the same as they have been here by the board of public safety, and the court of appeals of tlie state of New York said tiie police commissioners of New Y'orlc, were wrong: that every public officer had an opportunityto he heard in his own defense and be represented by counsel. , , "The board of public safety never can improve the police department of Waterbury iby i hold ing ; its policemen up to public ; contempt or subject them to an examination that tends in anv degree to 'f show v. their ' defects. These men were appointed some years ago' and - have been doing duty undef republican and democratic 1 ad ministrations, and have rendered good service to the city on several oc casions, and now it Is proposed by am examination by the board of safety. for some purpose' contrary to the spirit of appreciation of officers loyal to tne Interests of the city, to subject them to Inquiry that will demoralize the" en tiro, police force. '' ; ' "If the men are Incompetent,; the board should say so in so many words, but 'don't go over, and Into an examin ation for the purpose of - dismissing them. If certain policemen have vio lated the law or, rules of the depart ment, fine, suspend or dismiss them as the case may require, but don't make them appear ridiculous in the eyes of the community. "It is an old saying that a policeman Is kicked if he performs his dutyand he Is kicked if he don't perform his duty, but when he has acted faith fully for the city for years the' action of the board of safety in disclosing his physical defects for the purpose of dismissing him Is .; entirely out of place and not . 1n keepingUwith good order or discinline. ; How can the board of public safety expect eood dis cipline of the police department when they fail to ! show proper discipline themselves? It is the duty bf the board of safety to encourage the. po liceman in the performance ; of his duty and . not peek a way to condemn him. Mayor Elton qwes a diuy ro the public. Irrespective of party, to checkmate this Inquiry by the board of safety that has, more political sig nificance than the Improvement of the police force. - ; "Look- at the action of the board of safety in relievina: Detective O'Gor mn n ' from detective duty. A good officer, a brio-lit detective, always did his duty, relieved , and put back into the ranks for no reason. Is that the way that this new administration pro poses to reform the police force and make It Independent, and. fearless of the politician, or Is it a move to make each policeman a. political henchman of the republican machine?" HEALEY-B6WE case. Attorney Jame M. Lynch ' filed pa pers in the superior court at New Ha ven to-day, signed by Judge Thayer, ordering John Healey to appear in court at New Haven next Friday and show by what authority Hie exercises relief. It Us probable that by agree- At ..... m 1. V ment or counsel ine case win ue neaTu in Waterbury. STILL ALARM ' OF FIRE. The Burton street fire company re sponded to a still alarm from the Klondike region near Lakewood early this afternoon. The clothes in the closet of a house on Simsbury Btreet became ignited in some unknown man ner. .The flro was extinguished be fore the arrival of the firemen. DEAD IN . HIS CELL. Man Arrested For Counterfeiting. Had Eight Bad Half-Dollars in His Possession Haid on Counterfeiters at . Chicag'o Several Ar rests Were Made. South Norwalk, Jan! 22. Harry Lan don, or liondorf, who was arrested in South Norwalk , last night, charged with passing counterfeit half , dollars, and having eight In his possession, committed suicide during the night. His body was found this morning sus pended from the bars of his cell at po lice headquarters. He had used hU suspenders and garments to hang him self . Life Jiad been extinct for some time. ; Landon claimed he cam from Philadelphia, and the police will maw an effort to ascertahi if he has rela tives in that place. ' He said that he ; found the counter feit money in Portchester. : Chicago,1' Jan 22.--A.; raid made by deputy United States marshals on m flat in Morgan street has resulted in the arrest of three men charged with counterfeiting. John 0' Shea, it is as serted, was caught in the act of mak ing bogus half dollars. Henry Cotter was captured .with him, and .Fred Sul livan, a saloonkeeper, was locked un on a charge of aiding in the distrib u tlon of ;the counterfeits.. The threw men w-pTes taken before Commissioner Foote and held in $1,000 bonds each Molds, dies and partly completed coin;3 were seized. POLICE COURT DOINGS. Red House on Abbott Avenue Eaiis 3 ) f By Police. Tlie red house on Abbott avenue de manded the attention of the police la?s eveuing. On, the complaint of 1 Mr Tyler ,,.who; rents the place, ' Michael Daly Frank1 Winters, Alice Hubbard and Annie Sugendorff ' were 'arrested for disorderly conduct. ) Each pleade,',, guilty, and a fine of $7 and' costs wa imposed and an additional ' fine of S" and costs tjje Hubbard woman wi it have to pay for ; intoxication.- Mrs Tyler said they were at the house a week carousing and breaking things. .Michael Harrington was a fined -$." and costs for Intoxication and put on probation for sixty days.; v Anniable Dl Dlenzi,' who has , been detained' for'a week or so for being at fugitive 'from justice, wis discharged. Dominico Marrotta, the complainant, refused to pay the expenses Of requisi tion 'papers m;the state of New Jersey, where Dl Rienzi (was wanted, n ,' Nathaniel Motley, colored, wii i charged with breach, of the peao There was a dance in a club room on East Main street last evening and Motley and Etsle Woods, also colored, attended. After the dance Wood called a hack to, go home and intenae i taking her friend with her. but fhe seeing; be was under the Influence o r drink and that he had already poked his elbow through one "window in the hack, she, jumped out of ; it and fell. The hack - driver drove to the pollco station with Motley. ! The matter was continued to to-morrow ;, morning. It will, probably be nolled, as Motley con fessed sorrow for his III deeds and said he was willing to pay for the daning- done. ' '-.;, Martin McEvoy, charged with brcsk-i ing into ohn Arb's house on Chatltet avenue, was bound over to the superior court under a bond of $500. On th night of January 12 some ; one broko into t Arb's rooms and ; stole a lady ' s opal ring and-a silter watch, both of tlio value of $10.. The next momingr McEvoy borrowed 15 cents on : a rln from William Possner, ; who - keeps f second hand store at '303 Bank street Miss Arbs identified' the ring as hers. Arbs said this was thq third time his rooms were entered Ari; this manner. McEvoy's story was that he was unde? the influence of drink that night and was robbed ot everything he'had, even his hat. The robbery took place, thought, on Meadow street He founr, an old hat and j that night ' he met :v man who gave him the ring , for -cents, whlcn McEvoy had given him t get a lodging. He, denied posltivcl -breaking into Arbs's place. ' SUES RAILROAD CO. Mrs Vance AsKs $5,000 for the PeatL of Her Husband. ' Mary D. Vance has entered , suiS against the Consolidated Railroad Co for $5,000 damages for the death of her husband. Her attorneys are Ken nedy and Cassldy. On Octcbe 23 of last year Michael Vance, husband 4 of the plaintiff, was in Pomperaug Valley, and In the even ing, seeing a train at .the depot, hfs asked the bflggagemaster if It was tu train for : Waterbury. The baggage rcaster said it was ot. Vance was then standing on the i platform of a car and as he turned around to aligbH the -train moved and he was thrown utif'er the car. He was pushed for- ward some distance by the rear truck of the car ud then the wheels passed over his tody, killing him almost in o'.antly. , Such la the substance of tbtS complaint in the case, which is return' able to the February term of the su perlor court in Waterbury. : PROM TO-MORROW EVENING. , The American band will give ths usual prom at the auditorium to-morv row evening. Dancing will begin as 8:15, and as a special feature the band will be divided into two parts anS there will be continuous music until 12 o'clock. Tills will be the last prom the band will give for some time onj account of fair dates at the auditor! urn. . .